These days, many in Singapore are living in apartments. And apartment living with dogs can be challenging for some. Here we list the main issues and challenges and discussion how to overcome them. HDB Vs Condo If yours is an HDB apartment, follow their rules on dog ownership. Stick only to the approved breeds and do not keep more than one. There are enough stories of HDB dwellers being asked to give up their dogs. There’s nothing more painful then raising a puppy, bonding with it and … [Read more...] about Apartment Living With Your Dog
Only recently, we were asked by a student who was about to relocate overseas for two years if it was advisable to bring his dog along. After a lengthy chat, we realised what he wanted to know was how to train and prepare his dog for air travel. And it was that chat that inspired this blog post… Know the Paperwork By this we mean you will need to familiarize yourself with the Singapore dog export requirements as well as the import requirements of the destination country. As we are not experts … [Read more...] about How to Train and Prepare your Dog for Air Travel
Planning to bring home a new puppy or dog? Then it’s important you spend some time to ensure your home is both dog friendly and safe for your dog. Dog Crate and Play Pen If your dog is not housebroken or chew-toy trained yet, he will have to be confined 100% of the time when unsupervised. For toilet training purposes, it is best to use a crate. However, as confining a dog for long hours in a crate is both cruel and inadvisable, it is just as important to have a play pen for him. These … [Read more...] about How to Make Your Home Dog Friendly and Safe?
Recently, I had the unfortunate experience of witnessing the passing of a dear friend. The funeral was well organised and meaningfully put together. However, I couldn't help notice that throughout the time I was there at the wake, his 2 children, aged 10 and 12, looked sad and depressed; indeed they were not their usual jovial self. This mood unfortunately rubbed of on my friend’s dear wife who in addition to having to cope with the loss her beloved hubby, had to be the source of strength to … [Read more...] about Is Singapore Ready for Funeral Home Therapy Dogs?
There are many brands of dog food in Singapore; Orijen, Acana, Wellness and Addiction, just to name a few. Hence we have often been asked if all brands of dog food are basically the same or if a dog owner should pay a little more, just so that he can feed his dog something a little better. While we are not experts in dog nutrition, we have ourselves done enough research so as to ensure we feed our own dogs the best. Rather then keep this findings to ourselves, we thought we share it here … [Read more...] about Comparing and Choose Dog Food in Singapore
Bed bugs recently made the news when an infestation in Rex cinema was reported by the straits times newspapers. This has led to a string of queries from our students asking if dogs can get bed bugs and if they can carry the infestation to their homes? As bed bugs is beyond our level of expertise, we got the experts at pestcontrolsingapore.net who took care of our previous tick infestation to share their views. Below is what that they taught us. Can Bed Bugs Bite Your Dog? The short … [Read more...] about Can Dogs Get Bed Bugs?
I cannot emphasize often enough the importance of Frontlining your dog. No, I am not paid by Merial Limited (the makers of Frontline Plus) for writing this post; it’s just that Frontline Plus is the easiest and most effective way I know of for keeping my dogs tick free. All it takes is one spot application and my dogs are protected from fleas and ticks for up to a month. But is Tick Prevention Treatment Important? Most definitely yes. Ticks can be found year round in any place where other … [Read more...] about Ticks in Dogs – Why Prevention is so Important
Enjoy Huge Discounts on Pet Supplies When You Shop with Us Dogs are lovely to own, but shopping for pet supplies alone can sometimes burn a hole in our pockets especially if you are not careful. There are so many things we can buy for your dogs; toys, bed, leash, collars and dog clothes are but some examples. Hence, knowing where to find the best deals can potentially save us tons of money. Why? Because some items sold in Singapore pet stores are ridiculously expensive. For example, we once … [Read more...] about Pet Supplies
Dogs Miraculously Survived Fall Just recently, it was reported in the Straits Times that a frustrated owner threw his two dogs three floors down his HDB apartment. For his rash act, Mr Krishnasamy Kaliyappan, aged 44, was fined $5,000. However, as he was unable raise the money needed to pay the fine, Krishnasmay was jailed 5 weeks instead. It seems from reports that the act was captured on CCTV by a neighbour who then reported the matter to the police. Miraculously, both Maltese survived … [Read more...] about Frustrated Owner Throws Dogs Down from Third Floor Apartment
Thinking of Getting a Dog? Why Not Adopt Scruffy Instead? While buying a pure breed may be the trend these days in affluent Singapore, adopting a dog can be an equally good alternative. A dog put up for adoption can be a similarly wonderful pet. Owning a dog is a long term commitment. You will need to make sure that you are ready to own a dog and have the financial resources as well as the time to properly look after it. The last thing you should do is buy a pet just because it looks cute. … [Read more...] about Dog for Adoption – Scruffy